A Director of Energy has been appointed on Montserrat in the Ministry of Communications, Works, Energy and Labour.
This is a first for the island with the appointment of Mr. Kenrick Burke to the post on September 1, 2019.
Mr. Burke is from the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He brings to the post experience within the field of Energy Management and Mechanical Engineering.
The Ministry said Mr. Burke;s appointment comes at a critical time, as the Ministry continues to explore several key initiatives geared at energy exploration and conservation on island.
The Director of Energy will be expected to coordinate the activities related to energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy for the Government of Montserrat. He will also explore options with respect to investments in alternative forms of energy; delivery of the energy policy, strategy and action plan; and develop the Energy Unit and its work programme, among other responsibilities.